As talented as Dolph Ziggler is, his time with the WWE could soon be over. Ziggler has had a hard time staying on top and for some reason disappeared from SmackDown Live for several straight weeks.
Ziggler finally made a return last week, but he hasn't wrestled in a while. The only thing he did on Tuesday was a backstage promo.
There is a report from DirtySheets.net that the only reason Ziggler was brought back to SmackDown was to start a feud with Bobby Roode. Who just happened to recently make his debut on the blue brand.
With Ziggler's contract expiring in October, he's not expected to sign a new contract, according to the report. He seems to have only been brought back for this feud instead of letting him sit and do nothing for the next month.
Ziggler is expected to attempt to revitalize his career on the Independent circuit or company like NJPW.
There has been talk in the past of Dolph leaving the WWE. Shinsuke Nakamura himself has hinted at Ziggler leaving when his contract is up during an appearance on Talking Smack. On top of that YouTuber Trisha Paytas has also claimed in the past that Ziggler will be leaving the WWE.
The 37-year-old Ziggler signed a developmental contract with the WWE back in 2004 and was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling. In 2005, he made his debut as a sidekick to Kerwin White. Unfortunately, he was sent back to OVW not too long after. Ziggler then made another appearance on Raw in January of 2006 and actually ended up winning the tag team championship before once again returning to OVW.
Ziggler didn't return to the WWE until September of 2008, under his current ring name. He's been the World Heavyweight Champion twice, Intercontinental Champion five times, United States Champion one time, and was the 2012 Money in the Bank winner. Not to mention that Ziggler has been the sole survivor of his team at Survivor Series 2012 and 2014.
If Ziggler does decide to leave the WWE and head to the independent circuit, hopefully, he can get himself back on track and make a return down the road.